Category Archives: Humor

Single Superfield Inflation: The Trailer

This is amazing. (Via Bob McNees and Michael Nielsen on Twitter.) Backstory for the puzzled: here is a nice paper that came out last month, on inflation in supergravity. Inflation in Supergravity with a Single Chiral Superfield Sergei V. Ketov, … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure That’s How Probability Works, Walter

Tonight marks the debut of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on HBO. JenLuc Piquant reminds us of one of the former Daily Show correspondent’s finest moments: confronting Walter Wagner on why he thought black holes from the LHC were a … Continue reading

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Einstein and Pi

Each year, the 14th of March is celebrated by scientifically-minded folks for two good reasons. First, it’s Einstein’s birthday (happy 135th, Albert!). Second, it’s Pi Day, because 3/14 is the closest calendrical approximation we have to the decimal expansion of … Continue reading

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Methodological Honesty

A provocative hashtag: #overlyhonestmethods. For when you want to know how science is really done. (Via Sociological Images.)

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Time Travel via YouTube

Via everywhere on the internet, here’s Jeremiah McDonald, who used a 20-year-old videotape of his younger self to carry on a conversation across time. (Seems legit at a casual glance, but I suppose it could be faked.) Sadly we can’t … Continue reading

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Hitler Learns the Tevatron Has Been Shut Down

I’m going to hop on a plane to Geneva. Have to see a man about a boson. Here’s something to tide you over. A bit of friendly international-competition humor. [NSFW captions.] “I should have gone into string theory!”

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Quote of the Day

Hey, anyone remember the lawsuits that were trying to shut down the LHC? They were finally dismissed by a federal appeals court in 2010, with the following concise summary of the situation: Accordingly, the alleged injury, destruction of the earth, … Continue reading

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More Gradual Erosion in the Dignity of Humankind

The next obvious step in the robots’ scheme to take over the world: develop an unbeatable strategy for Rock-Paper-Scissors. (The robots are patient, their plan has a lot of steps.) It didn’t bother me when computers became better than us … Continue reading

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Trending Topic on Twitter

#HiggsRumors.

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PhD Comics Explains the Higgs Boson

Jorge Cham visits CERN, and comes back with tales of particles and mass.

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